Oh yeah, that’s gross but we get that question a lot. Оkay so couple things to know: Eating poop is pretty normal and really common in dogs. They do it for a couple of reasons, puppies especially.
Puppies love it and generally, they kind of grow out of the habit which is nice so if you’re out there with a puppy and you’re going “this is gross!”. Hang in there you may well grow out of most of the problems. For a grown dog there are a couple of other reasons.
One, there are medical conditions that can make this happen. Anything that increases appetite or decreases the ability to absorb nutrients or things like that. It may play a role so we want to make sure we get that checked out.
Beyond that, it’s boredom, sometimes. They’re out in the yard, there’s not a whole lot of stuff to do so… might as well eat some poop and for a dog that’s a good reason.
And then, number three, it’s purely that they love it. Some dogs just love eating poop. This is actually pretty common.
There’s not a lot of bad stuff about it from a medical standpoint. Unless they’re going after other dog’s poop in which case they may get parasites, and so parasites are a problem. Make sure your dog’s on regular worm prevention to help with that.
So what do we to stop dog eating poop?